America Needs Hart (Hand Signed), 1983


Offset Lithograph Poster (Hand Signed by the artist)

36.00 x 24.00 in

91.4 x 61.0 cm

Boldly signed in black marker lower by Ed Ruscha lower right recto. (front), also bears artist's copyright with printed name. Acquired from the Americans for Hart campaign. Authenticity guaranteed.

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    About The Work

    Long before a sex scandal involving a soap opera actress named Donna Rice would derail his political career - in 1983 Gary Hart was a dashingly handsome, idealistic Democratic Senator from Colorado who captured the imagination of many liberals, including artists like Ed Ruscha who designed this campaign poster "America Needs Hart" in support of Hart's run against Walter Mondale in the 1983 Democratic primaries. By late 1983, Hart had risen moderately in the polls to the middle of the field, mostly at the expense of the sinking candidacies of John Glenn and Alan Cranston. Mondale won the Iowa caucus in late January, but Hart polled a respectable 16 percent. Two weeks later, in the New Hampshire primary, Hart shocked much of the party establishment and the media by defeating Mondale by 10 percentage points. Hart instantly became the main challenger to Mondale for the nomination - but, alas - that was not to be. But it was, in fact, Hart's second run, involving a sordid sex scandal, that would ruin his presidential chances forever.

    Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

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